Seabird 2000
EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
Types requested AllPartial All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All".
Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial".
A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.
Years 202220212020201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)166
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)96
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)18
All observations of species (whole_species)84
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)23
  • Gridded summary Type 1 (dist_taxa): Sightings of all species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of species and records per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • Gridded summary Type 2 (dist_sp): Sightings of each species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of records of the species in question per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All". Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial". A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.

Download request details

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
512021-07-21dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
522021-07-17dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
532021-07-15dist_spshapefile369List of datasetsList of species60f064b3dd30f_20210715_125012
542021-07-15dist_spshapefile369List of datasetsList of species60f064b3dd30f_20210715_125017
552021-06-17dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
562021-06-17dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
572021-06-16whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
582021-06-13whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
592021-06-06whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
602021-06-06whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
612021-06-05whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
622021-05-25dist_spshapefile7740List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
632021-05-25whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
642021-05-25whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
652021-05-25whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
662021-05-25dist_spcsv7740List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
672021-05-20whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
682021-05-17dist_taxashapefile802List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_035006
692021-05-17dist_taxashapefile879List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_040718
702021-05-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
712021-05-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
722021-05-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
732021-05-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
742021-04-28dist_spshapefile255List of datasetsList of species6087130b65a28_20210428_092622
752021-04-21whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
762021-04-21whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
772021-04-21whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
782021-04-20dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
792021-04-19dist_taxakml11128List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
802021-04-19dist_taxakml11128List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
812021-04-13whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
822021-04-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
832021-04-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
842021-04-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
852021-04-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
862021-04-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
872021-04-06whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
882021-04-06whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
892021-03-30dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
902021-03-26whole_datasetkml23296List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
912021-03-24dist_taxakml11128List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
922021-03-23whole_speciescsv22List of datasetsList of species605a2af97a311_20210323_135631
932021-03-20whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
942021-03-20whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
952021-03-20whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
962021-03-20whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
972021-03-19dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
982021-03-18dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
992021-03-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1002021-03-08whole_specieskml23296List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
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  • The summary of the download requests may not be accurate as the download functionality of the OBIS-SEAMAP mapping tools have been advancing and it is hard to put together old download requests with newer ones.
  • The number of users may be overcounted or undercounted as we didn't collect the information of user identification in early years of OBIS-SEAMAP and the IP addresses are used as a proxy to user identity for old requests.
  • Other issues that may result in inaccuracy is:
    • a user may try downloading data with slightly different criteria for the same project/purpose.
    • a user may download data a couple of times over time to include the latest observations.
    • a user may download data with more coarse criteria and then filter the downloaded data more for specific needs (e.g. download global sightings of a species and then filter them with a study area).
    • a user may download data just for a test purpose.
    • For KML format, a user may visualize the data using Google Earth but did not use them for his/her scientific work.
  • The data type of "diversity indexes" was added in July 2016.
  • Although we have started collecting details of a request (i.e. user's name, prospectus) since Nov 2013, we do not disclose the details unless the user gives us consent. If you want to know more details on the request, please contact us with the Request ID ready. We will try connecting you with the user in question.